Update July 8th 2017

The Community Proposal Pilot (CPP) has been replaced by the ‘Community Support Programme’ (CSP). No further CPP applications can be lodged.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the Department) is currently seeking applications from “individuals, community groups, or businesses” to implement the CSP, known as Approved Proposing Organisations (APOs). This also means that existing CPP APOs (AMES Australia, Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC), Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL), Illawarra Multicultural Services (IMS) and Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre (LMRC)) will need to reapply to become APOs for the new program. The application and assessment process for new APOs will need to be completed before people will be selected to participate in the CSP and visa applications can subsequently be lodged. It is anticipated that this process will take several months: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Refu/Offs/community-support-programme.

What will happen to CPP applications that are still being processed?

All current CPP applications will be processed and finally determined by the Department and will not be affected by the changes of the CSP.

Community Proposal Pilot APOs will still play their roles in overseeing the processing of all on hand CPP cases and the subsequent settlement of arrivals through the CPP, regardless of whether they are involved in the CSP.

How do I learn more about the new CSP?

Please keep on monitoring this and the DIBP’s website for further details on the new program over the coming months:


You may contact the Department via: csp.helpdesk@border.gov.au for further information on the CSP or to request an application pack to become an APO.